This Week at Thoreau

This Week at Thoreau

March 17 – March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 17

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Sky Scenario

Presented by Ron Masters

The Sky scenario outlines what Shell Oil believes to be a technologically, industrially, and economically possible route forward, consistent with limiting the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C from pre-industrial levels.  It reveals the potential for an energy system to emerge that brings modern energy to all in the world, without delivering a climate legacy that society cannot readily adapt to.

Sunday Celebration: – 10:45 a.m.

In a Life Transition What Matters Most?

When making a major transition in life, as the future unfolds it may fall into place as planned.  But what if it doesn’t and you find yourself in a startling, different world? The Rev. Leonora Montgomery will be our very special guest in the pulpit via video this Sunday.

Outreach Offering:  Diapers

Celebrating the Green – 2019 Stewardship Campaign – after the service

Please join us to celebrate the completion of our successful Stewardship Campaign.  We will be enjoying a variety of St Patrick’s Day- “in the green” food and drinks, including Doug’s special green beer.  Don’t miss our celebration immediate after the service!  We need a few volunteers for clean-up.  If you are able to help please let Lindi know or just stay after to assist. Thanks! If you’ve already turned in your pledge card, thank you.  We’ll have bland pledge cards available for those that have not yet pledged.

Exploring Unitarian Universalism Workshop Series: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Workshop C – March 17 (Make-up date – March 24):  The Meaning of Membership at First UU Church

Everyone is welcome to any or all of these workshops.  Workshops are especially designed to acquaint newcomers to Unitarian Universalism, First UU Church, and the meaning of membership, but even seasoned members will enjoy the engaging activities and be able to deepen their connection to our faith and to each other.  Come with your questions, personal experiences, and open mind!  Please RSVP to Betty Johnson at bbetty_77479@yahoo.com so she can provide enough handouts and set-up to accommodate the group.

New members should attend Workshop C and join by April 2 if you wish to vote in the June Annual Congregational Meeting.

Wednesday, March 20

Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) – Legislation Action Day

The Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) will sponsor its bi-annual Legislation Action Day in Austin on Wednesday, March 20.  The round trip bus from Houston will be $30.  For information Contact

Kenny Jones at justiceadvocateseuu@gmail.com or Mary Koch at mktootsie@gmail.com.

If you can join us please register at http://txuujm.org/txuujm-2019-legislative-action-day-registration.

The deadline to reserve a place on the bus is FRIDAY!

Adult Enrichment: – Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Adult Enrichment Lunch Group continues discussion of “Justice on Earth”  by Rev. Kathleen McTigue. All are welcome. Bring your own lunch.  Contact: Janice Milo, Jtm2711@hotmail.com, or Ron Masters, (832) 260-1497, walrustexas@yahoo.com.

Sunday, March 24

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Raising a Transgender Child

Presented by Vonda Covington – Family Law Attorney, Covington & Zand, PLLC

Imagine being a loving parent trying to navigate the difficult terrain to make and live through life-altering decisions with your child.  In Ft Bend County, Vonda Covington has a well-earned reputation for overcoming and helping others to overcome difficult terrains, based on her proven strength as a rock climber, a black-belt martial arts instructor, her impressive education and her growing family law practice from her office in a Victorian house in old Richmond.  She has graciously accepted to present and discuss this important topic.

Sunday Celebration: – 10:45 a.m.

Acceptance of One Another and Encouragement to Spiritual Growth in Our Congregations

For the third of our spring series on the Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association we’ll consider the challenge of affirming and promoting acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.  Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will be in the pulpit via livestreaming.

Outreach Offering:  Toilet Paper

For a detailed calendar of all upcoming and ongoing events visit:

www.firstuu.org or like us on www.Facebook.com/ThoreauRichmond